The Marple Cross Centre was founded by Stuart and Libby Webber in December 2009 with the goal being to provide a secure base for counsellors and psychotherapists, where they can work with clients in professional and welcoming surroundings.
From small beginnings…
The Centre’s first booking came from Cruse Bereavement Care, who used Marple Cross as the venue for their South Hampshire volunteer training course. Since then, Marple Cross has grown to become a community hub for local counsellors and psychotherapists, with a core of 25 practitioners registered with us and seeing clients in our rooms.
Professional development training
As part of our commitment to meeting the professional needs of the local counselling and psychotherapy community, Marple Cross also hosts regular workshops on a wide range of continuing professional development topics, most of which are developed jointly by Marple Cross management and the trainers/facilitators themselves. We are always interested in hearing from therapists who would like to deliver training on particular specialisms or who would like to attend workshops on specific aspects of counselling and psychotherapy.
Recent workshops included:
- ‘It’s not me, it’s my OCD!’, facilitated by Tim Branson
- ‘Feed Me! Feed Me: our emotional relationship to food’, facilitated by Libby Webber and Angela Hughes
- ‘Objects of Desire: attachment and addiction’, facilitated by John McCarthy
- ‘Young people and depression’, facilitated by Angela Hughes
- ‘How to beat the tax man: a guide for therapists’, led by Nigel Strutt
Having made good contacts within the therapeutic community locally, Marple Cross is committed to reaching out more effectively to members of the public who may be looking for – or simply curious about - counselling and psychotherapy. We are in the process of setting up a carers support group, an anger management group, and outreach counselling provision to a range of organisations in the Portsmouth area.
Where we are
For details of where to find the Marple Cross Centre, please visit our Location page.
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